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Colorado College President Jill Tiefenthaler welcomed the new 2018 WES scholars at Fall Tea.


Members of WES explored pueblos in the American Southwest with PILLAR.

Van Briggle Pottery Building

The Van Briggle Pottery building was built in 1907–08 to house the Van Briggle Pottery Company and to showcase the company's tile and terracotta products.

WES supports scholars through participation in a number of events throughout the academic year, including teas, receptions, luncheons, art shows, theatrical performances, scholar athletic events, and fundraising efforts.

Upcoming Events

Jan. 17, 2019: Book Talk with Cai Emmons, author of “Weather Woman,” Tutt Alumni House, 5 p.m.
Join us for a discussion of Emmons' 2018 novel about a meteorologist who discovers she has the power to change the weather. Light hors d’oeuvres and wine will be provided

March 17-21, 2019: WES/PILLAR Trip: Wings over the Platte

Join us for a memorable lifetime experience, and witness one of the largest migrations of cranes in the world. This bus trip from Colorado Springs to Nebraska will be five days and four nights.

Past Events

Dec. 13, 2018: WES Cookie Festival, Cossitt Hall
Sept. 15, 2018: Historic Van Briggle Pottery Festival & Tour
June 7, 2018:
Board Meeting, Woman's Club
April 29 to May 5, 2018:
WES/PILLAR Trip, Unique Utah and SW Colorado
May 3, 2018:
Board Meeting, Woman's Club
April 26, 2018:
Annual Luncheon, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College
April 5, 2018
: Board Meeting, Woman's Club
March 1, 2018:
Board Meeting, Woman's Club
Feb. 27, 2018: Winter Luncheon, Colorado College
Feb. 1, 2018:
Board meeting, Colorado College

Cookies and Not-So-Ugly Sweaters

One of our scholar-favorites, the WES Cookie Exchange took place Dec. 13, 2018, during the busy third week of Block 4. Board members each provided three dozen cookies, and they delivered (while wearing festive attire)!


This was a great community-building event, and we got to hear a lot of updates from our scholars, who are poised to do many exciting things next semester, following their fun and relaxing Winter Break.